The ABC of Workload Management

How to keep players healthy, happy, fit, and ready to win using the latest sports science

Athlete injury and illness is a major problem

Poor load management causes injuries and illnesses

Frequency is alarming

1.5M high school and college athletes are injured in the US every year, while every hour, 172 student-athletes suffer a sports injury severe enough to seek medical attention.

Costs are enormous

Injuries can cause athletes’ to drop-out from sport, negatively affect his/her long term health and often place an increased burden on the health care system.

Athletes can be overtrained or undertrained

Athletes who are training intensively walk a fine line between peak performance and health issues. Training too much (or to little) will inevitably result in disappointing performance, illnesses or injury.

Better load management improve performance and reduce risk

AthleteMonitoring.com provides you with a true picture of each athlete’s risk of injury and readiness to perform. It helps you adapt training programs in real time, based on individual response to load. Wherever they train. Wherever you are.

Keep athletes in the ‘high performance-low risk’ zone

Load, injuries and performance are closely tied. Understanding the individual load-performance-injury relationship helps you achieve and maintain peak performance

The Acute:chronic workload Ratio (ACWR) measures the relationship between acute load (current week load) and chronic load
(last 4-weeks average load).

Risk is Multifaceted–Everything Counts

The optimal workload differs for every athlete and changes constantly based on multiple factors

Make it Happen

Optimize performance and reduce risk by maintaining an optimal balance between training & competition load, recovery and rest

How it works

Athlete complete a short wellness questionnaire every morning and a quick post-session questionnaire.

AthleteMonitoring alerts coaches when an athlete is not ready for a hard training day, when risk increases and provide ‘how-to-fix’ recommendations.

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AthleteMonitoring analyse the key recovery, well-being and load metrics and identify individual issues using evidence-based methods.
Coach can then make an informed decision and adapt the athlete’s program based on the athletes’ individual fatigue (physical and psychological), wellness, fitness, health and recovery levels.

Better Load Management is a proven way to reach peak performance and prevent injuries:

Improve an athlete’s mental and physical health and their ability to recover, train and compete

Individualize recovery, training and competition loads better.

Identify when training becomes excessive.

Detect when athletes aren’t coping well with training, when non-sport stressors are impacting the readiness to train or compete, and when athletes are becoming at risk of injury or overtraining.

Optimize recovery, training and competition loads more effectively.

Implement a proactive approach to injury prevention.

Maximize athlete’s readiness and performance.

Use the right tool for the job

Athletemonitoring.com helps everyone stay engaged, healthy, happy, and ready to win – without breaking the bank.

Simple input

Athlete Wellness
RPE
feedback
Results


Staff
Training programs
Test results
Injuries
Notes & documents
Questionnaires
Messages & docs


Tech tools
GPS
Heartrate
Match stats
CSV or API

Real-time analysis

Meaningful data

Instant risk analysis

Real-time alerts Recommendations

Team & Individual dashboards

Exportable graphs, reports

Instant export or raw data, stats and reports

Messages and reminders

Use the right tool for the job

Athletemonitoring.com helps everyone stay engaged, healthy, happy, and ready to win – without breaking the bank.

Simple input

Athlete Wellness
RPE
feedback
Results


Staff
Training programs
Test results
Injuries
Notes & documents
Questionnaires
Messages & docs


Tech tools
GPS
Heartrate
Match stats
CSV or API

 

Real-time analysis

Meaningful data

Instant risk analysis

Real-time alerts Recommendations

Team & Individual dashboards

Exportable graphs, reports

Instant export or raw data, stats and reports

Messages and reminders

Download our practical guide to workload management and injury prevention in elite sports

The cause of overtraining and injuries is multifactorial, but recent research has identified poor workload management as a major contributor to injuries and illnesses in sport. In this document, we will present evidence-based workload management guidelines and strategies to reduce the risk of illness and injury in athletes, while also optimizing performance.

Download our practical guide to workload management and injury prevention in elite sports

The cause of over training and injuries is multi factorial, but recent research has identified poor workload management as a major contributor to injuries and illnesses in sport 2,3,4,9.In this document, we will present evidence-based workload management guidelines and strategies to reduce the risk of illness and injury in athletes, while also optimizing performance.

Tips for success

Here are some common rules of thumb to get you started in athlete monitoring.

  • Rely on the right tool
  • Build a relation of trust and engagement with your players, coaches and training staff.
  • Monitor key metrics
  • Alternate hard, moderate and easy days while avoiding load spikes
  • Use athlete wellness score to guide daily load adjustments
  • Avoid increasing weekly load by more than 10%
  • Reduce training volume by 40-50% during stressful periods
  • Ensure your players have an enjoyable sport experience.

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